claudia’s pre-birthday mythic creatures anti-party

This is (will be!) Claudia’s third homeschooling birthday, on the 28th. But the opening for the “Mythic Creatures” exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences was this weekend — and so she took some friends. We took the subway up. Prior to going into Mythic Creatures, we attended the live animal auditorium show, where Claude…

black history month

I’ve learned, only be super gung-ho about a learning “opportunity” if you actually have ideas. We had a very plodding, petered-out Black History Month one year and this year, we just bought the t-shirt, and actually, that got us a LOT more traction. Thanks to rockers ill-fated natives. At the kids’ next School of Rock…

saturday sudoku

not much to say about this except after an afternoon of hanging on south street, they both sat down and started doing sudoku together. it was the last thing i expected but they can work together so well. it’s a pleasure to listen to. the video says a lot about their relationship.

various (incomplete)

I know this kid who suddenly had a passionate desire to see the water bill be lower than it’s ever been. We talked to our neighbors and ours is, and has for years, been ridiculous compared to the friends around us. Béla’s very vested in this and he suggested that the fact that the third…

spring rolls (eventually)

We hear that the the groundhog did not see his shadow today and we will have an early spring. After a week of a household cold, and incredibly cold temperatures, it was nice to have an upturn for my birthday — which we began early last night just as an insurance policy, with a lot…

happy quarterlife crisis, tucker!

Tucker wouldn’t know how to have a quarterlife crisis if you drew him a map to it. Plus, he’d probably tell you that as an autistic person his life expectancy is 54, so you lose, his quarterlife was some time ago and your joke is as stale as some Catskill comic’s. It’s really hard to…

the lightning thief

Well, pictures are worth a lot of words with this kind of thing. Suffice it to say I didn’t know there WAS a Percy Jackson musical, or that it was ending its run in Philly soon, and well, thank you Tucker, because his birthday is tomorrow and this was more or less his birthday gift…